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Providence HCC Coder Analyst in Seattle, Washington


Providence is calling a HCC Coder Analyst to support Providence Elderplace Finance and Business Services. This is a position that can work remotely in any area of the country, but there will be office space available in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon. This is a part-time (0.8 FTE or 32 hours per week) position. Schedule is flexible.

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We are seeking a HCC Coder Analyst - Elderplace Finance and Business Services that will be responsible for detailed diagnostic coding associated with Risk Adjustment and HCC coding. This impacts revenue and CMS compliance with the coordination of technically detailed coding applications that impacts operations, programmatic and information systems, as well as contracted providers. The Coder Analyst will have a comprehensive understanding of ICD-9, ICD-10 and other types of coding for ElderPlace PACE programs (both Portland & Seattle), contracted facilities, and providers. This includes the identification and researching of provider diagnostic coding issues; medical record review, documentation standards and identifying and offering education in relation to provider coding errors. This position will be in an advisory role in development of ElderPlace Payment Rules related to risk adjustment. The position may require some travel.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform external/internal onsite audits for providers with billing and coding issues and provides follow-up education

  • Formulate recommendations for process improvement

  • Manage coding applications for ICD-9 and ICD-10.

  • Analyze medical database for the purpose of ensuring accurate payment; review services billed for compliance with accepted standards within the industry; initiates corrective actions

  • Act as the medical coding resource for ElderPlace for diagnostic coding issues

  • Develop educational programs as needed for internal and external entities either one on one or in large groups

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and/or County laws and regulations related to coding and documentation guidelines for Risk Adjustment.

  • Review medical records, patient medical history and physical exams, physician orders, progress notes, consultation reports, diagnostic reports, operative and pathology reports, and discharge summaries to verify and ensure the accuracy, completeness, specificity and appropriateness of diagnosis codes based on services rendered.

  • Analysis to identify, collect, assess, monitor and document encounter coding information as it pertains to Clinical Condition Categories

  • Assist with validation audits to evaluate medical record documentation to ensure coding accurately reflects and supports relevant coding based on the ICD-10 code submitted to CMS for reimbursement and interpretation of medical documentation to ensure capture of all relevant coding based on CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) conditions that are applicable to Medicare Risk Adjustment reimbursement initiatives


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Associate's Degree in Business -OR- related field

  • Current certification as a professional coder (RHIA, RHIT or CPC.)

  • Current certification as CRC -OR- must be obtained within one year of hire

  • Three (3) years of experience working in risk adjustment and HCC coding, which includes doing PACE HCC coding or Medicare Advantage HCC coding

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business -OR- related field

  • CCS certification

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Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Coding

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 279922